Ghanaian Chronicle

CUC to set-up ultra-modern 500-bed teaching hospital

Date published: October 24, 2012

The Central University College (CUC) has plans to establish a contemporary 500-bed teaching hospital to enhance teaching in its School of Applied Sciences, which will ultimately lead to the establishment of a School of Medical Sciences on its Miotso campus.

This was disclosed by Prof. Kwesi Yankah, the newly-sworn in president of the University College, at his induction ceremony at the CUC’s Miotso campus. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng was also sworn into office as the vice president (Academic).

“To supplement significant developments in the School of Applied Sciences, the University plans to establish a teaching hospital here at Miotso to facilitate practical work by students of nursing, physician assistantship and pharmacy.

“Currently, an ultra-modern 500-bed teaching hospital with a polyclinic is on the drawing board, and it is hoped that in the not-too-distant future, its construction will pave the way for the establishment of a School of Medical Sciences.”

Addressing the congregation, Prof. Yankah noted that over a short period of three years, the CUC School of Applied Sciences, which offers courses such as nursing, pharmacy, physician assistantship, civil engineering and architecture, has attracted almost 2,000 students.

According to him, the four other campuses of the University College at Mataheko and annexes, Dansoman, Christ Temple and NIC, have begun a gradual process towards unwinding their operations and migrating to the Miotso campus, where they can enjoy modern facilities.

On the recent negative publicity private universities in Ghana had suffered in the media over poor admission processes, Prof. Yankah said: “I can assure you we have quickly bounced back, having put in place adequate measures to preserve the integrity of our admission processes.”

Speaking at the induction ceremony, Pastor Dr. Mensah Otabil thanked the immediate past president of the University College, Prof. Victor Patrick Yao Gadzekpo, and all past presidents and other leaders who had contributed to the present state of the CUC.

Starting as a small Bible College 14 years ago, the CUC has today become the largest private higher education provider, with a population of over 10,000 students, and at least, 8,400 more graduating successfully in various courses from the University College.

“Over the past eight years, more than 8,400 graduates have successfully completed various programmes in this school, and gone on to build careers in areas as diverse as business, consulting, further studies and entrepreneurship,” he observed.


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